I know it’s been a few weeks since I shared my last DH news roundup but this month I managed to publish five news stories. These include veterans combating new adventures, TfL improving accessibility for disabled passengers and the release of the Paralympic film Rising Phoenix.
Disability Horizons News Roundup: August 2020
Disabled veterans and civilians take on the World’s Toughest Race in a new Amazon Prime series
A team of disabled veterans and civilians are competing in an ultimate adventure to conquer the World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, in which they’ll race against 65 other teams through more than 400 miles of dense jungles, steep mountains, winding rivers, treacherous oceans, and dangerous swamps… Continue reading >>>
Petition to make audio description available on ALL films, TV programmes and streaming services
A petition has been launched to make audio description (AD) compulsory on all films, TV shows and streaming services. Emma Purcell – our news editor and writer at Disability Horizons and blogger at Rock For Disability – started the campaign as she felt it was unfair that blind and visually impaired people are missing out on blockbuster films, must-see box sets and classic favourites from past decades… Continue reading >>>
Amputee veterans conquer 1,000-mile cycle ride in support of comrade with Motor Neurone Disease
Ten amputee veterans joined firefighters to ride from John O’Groats to Lands’ End in support of a comrade with Motor Neurone Disease…Continue reading >>>
Transport for London (TfL) makes accessibility improvements for disabled passengers during Covid-19
With people returning to work and school and public places – such as shops, pubs, restaurants and cinemas – re-opened, many people will begin to travel again by public transport. In order to keep staff and passengers safe from coronavirus, Transport for London (TfL) has put in new measures, which includes improvements to accessibility for disabled passengers… Continue reading >>>
Rising Phoenix: A documentary about the Paralympic Games movement
Paralympian’s hail launch of ground-breaking movie Rising Phoenix, which features the story of the Paralympic Games movement to coincide with one-year-to-go celebrations for Tokyo 2020…Continue reading >>>
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